a scoring trend emerges
The Marlins once again failed to hit Craig Biggio with a pitch last night, but Preston Wilson proved he was willing to take one for his new team. Wilson also contributed an RBI to the 9th inning Astros rally, but they didn't have quite enough to overcome the 11 run hole dug earlier in the game. While 2 runs weren't enough though, it is encouraging to see the upward trend in runs scored for Houston. Game 1 = 1 run, Game 2 = 2 runs... tonight's game should prove whether they're planning on scoring 1 more run every game, or twice as many runs every game. Either way it should lead to some impressive numbers in September.
Tonight it will be Brian Moehler starting for the Marlins. He hit Craig Biggio with a pitch in the first inning on May 10, 2005, but settled down to pitch 6 innings and give up only 1 run.
Biggio's only April 5th plunk came 10 years ago. Willie Blair of the Padres threw plunk number 60 on April 5, 1996.